Align Objects in 3D
While creating 3D sculptures, I would love the option to align the different shapes (centered/External sides...) based on space or between objects.
Dimension 2.3 is now available (July 16th) and has a new Align and Distribute action.
You can read about the new align and distribute tool and see how to use it here:
catherine Hubert commented
an align panel like all other adobe programs would be helpful with an additional dimension for the Y value.
Due to the nature of the way this system works with voting and status I recommend posting each idea as a new suggestion. There are existing ideas for alternate camera views and "punch out 3d objects" (also called Booleans or Pathfinder)
Matthew Fox commented
Would be great to see some snap to object as well as being able to have side/front top views, also to be able to punch out 3d objects
Align to the ground, too, please!
looking to align objects so if I am building a "fake" box, I can place the insert inside the outer box and add the plastic window
Dimension has a few methods for importing:
If you import using File > Import menu, then the object is always placed at (0,0,0) which is the center of the world. If you've moved your camera away from that view then it can be out of your current view. We plan to update this so it loads into the center of your current view at least.
The other method for importing is to just drag-n-drop directly into the canvas. This will load the model wherever you drop it. Until we update the import behaviour I'd try doing drag-n-drop!
why does dimension import one object in a certain spot then import another object miles away? then it is impossible to align them? I am wasting so much time trying to locate the second object i imported and trying to drag it next to the to the other. What a disaster!
I want so be able to stack objects in layers in perfect alignment and equal size. Imagine a product container with a base in clear acrylic, body in white plastic, decorative rim in brushed stainless steel and a translucent cap. Each layer would need to be manipulated then grouped together as if one unit.
Wilfred George commented
Align tool will be really helpfull
Please add alignement option adobe!
Allen Parkinson commented
I want to be able to align objects to other objects using a key object like in Illustrator.
Chelsi Peters commented
I'm not sure I posted this in the correct thread, sorry Jeanette!
Chelsi Peters commented
The attached screenshots are an alignment tool that I use in my preferred 3D software that would be handy for Dimension since there aren't multiple viewports at present.
This helps those of us that find we change camera angles, lighting, and overall composition often. Currently the only way to have an item placed in the exact same spot as one already in the scene is to manually type in the x,y,z coordinates. :)
The screenshot flow is as follows.
1. Click on the object in the scene that you wish to align to.
2. Shift+ left click the second item you want to move.
3. Go to Edit>Alignment Tool
4. In the pop-up tick the box that says "keep first object in place"
5. Check the appropriate boxes to align your secondary object in relation to the first object you selected.
As you check the boxes the object immediately moves in relation to your selection so that you can change your choice if you inadvertently make an incorrect selection.
6. Close the alignment tool out by clicking on the x, until you do so you cannot interact with the rest of the software UI.
Thanks bunches Jeanette! Please let me know if you have questions in how this tool works I'll be happy to help!
Non c'è la possibilità di allineare oggetti in un programma 3d? mi pare davvero una mancanza non da poco.
the black hawk commented
please make "align to object" option or any other alignment option
Jeff Korzeniowski commented
I agree with Diab, the alignment tools would be a great addition.. I use another 3D package that is missing them as well and its not my preferred program to manipulate objects because of it. The ability to alight with first selected object in all ways.. alight center top left right bottom, the align tools would also need to align to the object as a solid (aligning to outside object edges) as well as align to object location.. (would place in same location allowing overlaps)
Just started trying the program and right away, the align tools present in more or less every Adobe design program are missing!
For example, I decided to start with creating a table. I put down a cylinder as the base and a cube with a low height as the tabletop. I raised the cube in the air to drop it on top of the cylinder, but because there are no align tools, I had to copy/paste the x/z position of the cylinder to the tabletop. If I could select both objects and go align to center of objects or key object, that would be awesome!
Trace Curvey commented
Larry Fulcher commented
align tools please!